We want to give you an opportunity to sell your award-winning spirits. We buy your product to serve at the Festival. We also serve these spirits at other Del Mar Fairgrounds events later in the year.
|Nov 7||Entries Open|
|Jan 5||Early Bird Deadline|
|Jan 26||Final Deadline|
|By Feb 2||Entry Delivery|
|Feb 17-18||Closed Judging|
|Jun 23||Distilled Festival & Award Ceremony|
Judging this year’s Spirit and Cocktail Competition are a wide range of industry experts across several professions.
2017 Distilled Spirit & Cocktail Competition Results are in. See who took home the Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Best of Division.
Tell the world that you’re a top-notch distillery. We’ve made it easy with digital medallions, online banners and a customizable press release.
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|Date||General Admission||VIP Experience|
|Saturday, June 23, 2018
1PM – 5PM
Includes unlimited samplings of spirits and signature cocktails in your own premium Neat Spirits tasting glass, access to the VIP lounge and patio featuring gourmet food stations with unlimited grazing, and admission to the San Diego County Fair. Join Distilled Competition Judge, MS, Wine Warrior & Kalinist Sommelier, George Skorka in this year’s VIP Lounge. Skorka represents family owned high integrity wines and has recently been the GM of Bastide, F&B Director of La Merigot Hotel and Sommelier in Church and State.
Celery Root Puree | Caramelized Granny Smith Apples | Shaved Fennel
Classic Southern Cheese Ball with Fresh Goat Cheese & Blue Cheese | Brown Butter Toasted Pecans | Coachella Valley Dates | Served with Carrs Water Crackers
with Hickory Smoked Ham and Mango Chutney Butter
House Made Pickled Vegetables | Zaatar Spiced Baked Pita Chips
Cherry Heirloom “Bloody Mary” Tomato Sauce
Chili Fennel Salumi | Berkshire Proscuitto | Whole Grain Mustard | Fig Jam | Rustic Flatbreads
Pickled Blackberries | Grilled Ciabatta
Bacon & Bourbon Snack Mix
“So Rich” Chocolates by Johna
Includes a 10-tab wristband (each tab is for 1/4-oz pours on distilled spirits and 1-oz. pours of mixed cocktails), and admission to the San Diego County Fair.
You can purchase tickets online at TicketMaster.
Save on ticketing fees by purchasing in person at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Box Office. The Box Office is located at the main entrance to the Fair and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am-6pm.
Designated drivers, family members and friends can all visit the Distilled Festival for free with admission to the San Diego County Fair!
Ticket Price: TBD for Fair Admission.
Let us be your designated driver! Adding a Fair Tripper ticket includes round-trip transportation using North County Transit District’s COASTER, SPRINTER, or BREEZE.
Ticket Price: TBD for General Admission or TBD for the VIP Experience
San Diego is fast becoming an epicenter of personally crafted distilled spirits. At Distilled, we raise our glass to honor the best distillers and mixologists throughout San Diego and beyond! We’re serving up 180 different spirits and mixers, including some rare and hard-to-find bottles!
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Enjoy some music with your cocktail. Come groove with Patrick Howard Trampus Band , Meg Smith and Bella Grace as they bring the Paddock Stage to life with their ensemble of live instruments and vocals, taking you from alternative indie-rock to soul singer-songwriter jams.
Mix business & pleasure by learning about the distilling process at our educational presentations. Hosted by distillers from Tequila Fortaleza, Cutwater, Henebery and Beam Suntory, you’ll learn about the science behind distilling, food pairings, and more!
Do you make products that spirits and cocktail enthusiasts can’t live without? Showcase your offerings to Southern California spirits lovers —
Be a Vendor!
Be a Vendor
The Distilled Festival takes place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, in Del Mar, CA. Take the Via de la Valle exit from Interstate 5.
Parking in nearby lots is $13. Or, park off-site in free lots and take the free shuttle. Or, take the COASTER train. Get transportation details on the San Diego County Fair website.
The Del Mar area has several nearby hotels in a variety of price ranges. Visit the Del Mar Fairgrounds Vacation Planner for a handy list of accommodations.
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